You may face devastating consequences, such as prolonged pain and suffering, permanent disability, diminished living standards, loss of income, and psychological trauma following a medical malpractice injury. If you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice, the attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you obtain the largest possible compensation for your injuries and losses.

Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida

No medical treatment or procedure guarantees 100% effectiveness. However, you expect the doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, dentists, and other healthcare professionals to abide by a certain minimum standard of care. Medical professionals can be held liable for their actions under Florida law when they fail to maintain a reasonable standard of care and if their negligent actions cause an injury.

Injured victims have the right to pursue a medical malpractice claim for financial compensation. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett handle medical negligence cases involving:

  • Treatment errors
  • Surgical/surgeon errors
  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Nursing errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Transfusion errors
  • Negligence during surgery
  • Birth injuries
  • Improper reading of x-rays or MRIs
  • Pharmacy or medication errors
  • Surgery on the wrong limb or organ
  • Delayed diagnosis or mismanagement of cancer

Florida medical malpractice attorneys know that numerous residents are killed annually due to medical negligence and malpractice. If you or someone you love suffered a severe injury due to medical malpractice, contact the seasoned personal injury attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett to maximize your financial recovery and attain justice.

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Challenges in Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida

Medical malpractice claims in Florida have strict regulations and enormous qualification criteria. Besides, this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to win these claims. It just means that you need a proven medical malpractice attorney with a team of experts to determine and prove negligence. The critical element of medical malpractice claims is to verify that the healthcare provider has shifted away from the standard of care.

Who can be Held Liable in a Florida Medical Malpractice Case?

Many injured victims mistakenly believe you can only file medical malpractice claims against doctors, but this is untrue. You can file medical malpractice liability against any medical professional, support staff, and hospital that caused an injury owing to negligent actions when they had a duty to provide a reasonable standard of care. These are a few healthcare professionals that commonly get sued for medical negligence:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Radiologists
  • Physical therapists

In many cases, clinics or hospitals can also be held directly responsible for medical malpractice under the corporate negligence doctrine. This is possible when they were negligent in their duty to investigate the doctor’s credentials, conduct a thorough screening of employees, provide sufficient training to staff, maintain appropriate medical equipment, and follow the best medical practices, policies, and procedures for patient safety.

For instance, if you were injured by a surgeon that accidentally cut a major nerve, you can hold the hospital responsible if they hired an incompetent surgeon with inadequate qualifications or lack of experience performing that complex procedure.

How Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help You

You need to consult a seasoned attorney with a deep understanding of the healthcare industry, medical negligence cases, and the insurance process to ensure you can vigorously pursue compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. The medical practice attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have the skills, experience, and resources required to take on powerful hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies.

Recovering maximum damages through a medical malpractice claim is a complicated legal process. Our knowledgeable and qualified medical malpractice attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett can help you navigate the process, collect strong evidence, and obtain maximum compensation in the following:

  • Medical negligence
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Defective medical devices
  • Dental malpractice cases

Healthcare providers and hospitals often have deep pockets and engage aggressive litigation attorneys to be a part of their defense team.

This makes it crucial for you to have a powerful medical malpractice law firm working for your best interests. Most healthcare providers don’t admit their wrongdoing so readily. Our skilled medical negligence attorneys can help you cut through the legalese and obtain desired results.

When you hire Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, you can be sure of the following:

  • A thorough and free initial consultation where we get the facts straight and you understand all available legal choices
  • Secure vital evidence to prepare a solid claim, including medical expert testimony to demonstrate negligence
  • Guide your recovery with physician appointments
  • Develop a results-oriented legal strategy for your case to acquire the maximum possible compensation
  • Negotiate strongly with the insurance company
  • Hire expert witnesses when necessary 
  • Get fully prepared to go to trial if settlement is not possible 
  • Fight for your best interests at every step
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Choose a Dedicated Medical Malpractice Lawyer to Protect Your Rights

At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, our capable and informed medical malpractice attorneys have 125 years of cumulative experience that we will put towards building a solid legal claim to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. To schedule your free consultation, call us at 877-728-9653 or fill out our online contact form.*

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